I Tried Burger King’s Whopperrito So You Don’t Have to
Recently, Burger King released their burger-burrito hybrid abomination, the Whopperrito. I’m worried about them.
The Whopperrito sounds like something a stoner came up. Here’s the description, straight from the King’s mouth:
The WHOPPERRITO™ is made with savory flame-grilled 100% beef and seasoned with a special blend of spices to deliver the ultimate burger-burrito mashup. It’s stuffed with a creamy Queso, pickles, diced onions, juicy tomatoes, and crisp lettuce all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
I tried the Whopperrito because curiosity got the best of me. I was underwhelmed, to say the least.
Fast food chains aren’t known for having grade-A beef, and the tortilla accentuates this. You may think, “Oh well, Taco Bell uses gross meat and throws it into its burritos.” You wouldn’t be wrong, but the Whopperrito is disturbingly different.
During the strenuous task of eating the Whopperrito, your mouth is confused. The Whopperrito disappoints on all levels because it is neither a whopper nor a burrito. While eating it, I just wanted a real burrito.
Burger King made an honest whole-hearted attempt by throwing in queso instead of mayo and a slice of cheese. Nevertheless this burger-burrito hybrid is lackluster and kind of gross.
Also someone needs to tell Burger King that the mayo and cheese make the Whopper. You ended up making a bad burrito, Burger King. Shame on you. If I was giving out grades this concoction would get a D.
Burger King isn’t exactly royalty when it comes to fast food chains. On Tuesday, Burger King closed with stocks priced at $35.5. In comparison, McDonald’s closed at $115.19, and burrito aficionado Chipotle—still recovering from the e-coli debacle—closed at $397.
We get that Burger King is trying to think outside the burgers-and-fries box, but it’s falling short. The Cheeto dust-covered mac and cheese was a hit with some, but most of us were kind of grossed out. The hot dogs shouldn’t even be called hotdogs. With sales dropping, BK is trying anything and everything, hoping something sticks.
Better luck next time, BK.
Marnie Slater is a freelance writer for Weekend Collective and performs stand up comedy in Kansas City. Follow her @marnieslaterkc for upcoming gigs and a whole lot of shenanigans.